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Softball

04/23/2008
Lady Vikings Sweep Twinbill From North Country

CONTACT: Athletic Department (518) 629-7328
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, April 23, 2008

TROY, NY – The Hudson Valley Community College softball team (15-13, 12-4 MVC) extended its winning streak to four games with a doubleheader sweep of North Country Community College today at HVCC Softball Field. The Vikings won game one, 26-4, and took the nightcap, 20-0.

In game one, the Saints took an early 4-0 lead with four runs in the top of the first inning, but Hudson Valley rallied with 10 runs in the bottom of first to take a 10-4 lead. After Ashley Steele (Ballston Lake, NY/Shenendehowa HS) led off with a single, North Country pitcher Jennifer Zagrodski walked the next six batters. The Vikings scored 10 runs on three hits and eight walks in the inning.

After allowing four runs on two hits in the first inning, Hudson Valley starter Meghan McNeff (Catskill, NY/Catskill HS) settled down and retired the next six batters before giving way to Kara Kolonsky (Stillwater, NY/Stillwater HS) in the fourth inning. Kolonsky struck out three and retired all six batters she faced in relief.

Freshman outfielder AerieleNoll (Colonie, NY/Colonie HS) went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in and designated hitter Kaetyln Tedesco (Rotterdam, NY/Mohonasen HS) went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in for the Vikings.

In game two, Hudson Valley freshman pitcher Meaghan McGurn (Slingerlands, NY/ Bethlehem HS) pitched a two-hitter and freshman third baseman Courtney Pugliese (Schenectady, NY/Mohonasen HS) went 3-for-3 with five runs batted in. Pugliese hit a grand slam during an eight-run fourth inning.

The Lady Vikings return to action on Saturday (April 26) when they host the Jamestown Community College Jayhawks in a doubleheader (12 noon start).

Game 1 – HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 26, North Country Community College4

 

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5

 

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North Country CC

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Hudson Valley CC

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7

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26

15

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Jennifer Zagrodski, Markie Burrows (2) and Janelle Charland. Meghan McNeff, Kara Kolonsky (4) and Jennifer Mann. WP – McNeff. LP – Zagrodski. 2B – Kara Kolonsky (HVCC), Jennifer Mann (HVCC), Courtney Pugliese (HVCC). TEAM RECORD – NORTH COUNTRY CC, 0-9; Hudson Valley CC, 14-13.

Game 2 – HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 20, North Country Community College0

 

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North Country CC

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Hudson Valley CC

8

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20

16

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Markie Burrows, Jennifer Zagrodski (2) and Janelle Charland. Meaghan McGurn and Stevie Marie O’Connell. WP- McGurn. LP – Burrows. 2B – Stevie Marie Connell (HVCC), Kailynn Bateman (HVCC), Kara Kolonsky (HVCC), Lauren Monteith (HVCC), Courtney Pugliese (HVCC). HR – Courtney Pugliese (HVCC). TEAM RECORD – NORTH COUNTRY, 0-10; Hudson Valley CC, 15-13.